9 – 21 May 2011   print this page

Course directors:

Elmar G. M. Weitekamp, University of Tübingen, Germany
Zvonimir Paul Šeparović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, O P Jindal Global University, India
Marianne Johanne Hilf, University of Bern, Switzerland
Dick Daniel Taver`Shima Andzenge, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States

Course description:

The 27th Post Graduate Course “Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice” in the Inter University Center Dubrovnik will bring together around 40 students from all over the world and approximately up to 30 internationally renowned experts in the field of victimology, criminology and criminal justice. The course covers areas like crisis intervention, crisis management, victim assistance, victim compensation, restorative and transitional justice issues, women as victims of violence, theoretical concepts of victimology, newest developments in victim assistance, economic victimization, international victim surveys, victim impact statements, etc. Experience in victimology and/or victim assistance is welcome but not necessary since this course is geared to a theoretical brush up. The course will be taught in English.

In Dubrovnik, participants live in private quarters (room without board is about 15 to 25 EURO per night) or in one of the hotels close to the Inter University Center (IUC). The IUC is located 3 minutes walking distance away from the world famous old city. However, the participants are responsible to find and book their own accommodation

The administration of the IUC is very helpful in providing a list of hotels (if you book please indicate that you are a participant in the IUC activities in order to get a special rate!) and you may check their website for a list of those: http://www.iuc.hr/accomodation.php For information on private accommodation please contact also the Tourist Information Center: phone: +385-20-323 350; Fax: +385-20-323 351; E-mail: tic-stradun@du.htnet.hr. Lectures begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m. Between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. is a siesta break and classes resume at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The last three days of the course are devoted to paper presentations by the students. Short presentations by the students of about 10 minutes in English language qualify for graduation from the course and lead to the highly desired certificate. The tuition fee for the course is 300 Euros per participant and has to be paid in cash at the beginning of the course partly to the course directors for the social activities and the fees of the IUC.It is not necessary to pre-register for the course at the Inter University Center in Dubrovnik. However, please inform one of the course directors about your planned participation and, if appropriate, the bringing of the number of students in order to allow us to plan accordingly.

Some of you might need a Visa coming to Croatia and for going to a neighbouring country. Please check this issue with your appropriate Embassy or Consulate since we plan for this course an excursion to Montenegro!!!

Course lecturers:

Pierluca Massaro, University of Bari, Italy
Armando Saponaro, University of Bari, Italy
Elmar G. M. Weitekamp, University of Tübingen, Germany
Isabel Thoβ, University of Tübingen, Germany
Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Zvonimir Paul Šeparović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dawn Rothe, Old Dominion University, United States
Moshe Bensimon, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Natti Ronel, Bar-Ilan University, Jerusalem, Israel
Tom Winfree, New Mexico State University, United States
Mally Shechory - Bitton, University of Ariel, Israel
Janice Joseph, Stockton University, United States
Robert Peacock, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, O P Jindal Global University, India
Dick Daniel Taver`Shima Andzenge, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States
Dawn Beichner, Illinois State University, United States
Kirstin Drenkhahn, Free University of Berlin, Germany
D. Lee Gilbertson, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States
Ute Ingrid Haas, Ostfalia University, Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Otmar Hagemann, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Michael Kilchling, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
Peter Schäfer, University of Applied Sciences, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Ron Everett, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States
Jehanne M.G. Hulsman, Hulsman Foundation, Netherlands
Albert Richard Hauber, University of Leiden, Netherlands

Work Schedule:

Monday May 9th, 2011

9:00 - 10:00 Opening Session by Directors

10:00 - 10:30 Health Break

10:30 - 12:30 Theoretical Victimology, Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff

12:30 - 16:00 Guided Tour of Historical Dubrovnik ( departs from IUC)

16:00 - 18:00 Victims of Terrorism, Zvonimir Paul Separovic

18:00 - 19:00 A Victimological History of Dubrovnik. D. Lee Gilbertson

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

9:00 – 10:00 Fear of Crime and Punitivity. Anna-Maria Getos and Helmut Kury

10:00 – 11:00 Restorative Justice in Italy: Efforts and Perspectives. Pierluca Massaro

11:00 – 11:30 Health Break

11:30 – 12:30 How prisoners deal with conflicts in everyday life. Kirstin Drenkhahn

12:30 - 16:00 Siesta

16:00– 17:00 The History of Restorative Justice. Elmar G.M. Weitekamp

17:00 – 18:00 The Role of Victims in Peace and Healing Circles. Isabel Thoß

18:00 – 19:00 Family Members of Offenders as victims. Peter Schäfer

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

9:00 – 11:00 Torture as a War Crime – Transitional Justice in the Far East after WWII and its consequences for the actual debate on water boarding.Wolfgang Form

11:00 – 11:30 Health Break

11:30 – 12:30 The procedural framework for victim participation: civil law, common law, international law. Michael Kilchling

13:00 – 20:00 Excursion to Trsteno Arboretum and the Oyster Farms of Ston

Bus departs from Pile Gate. Attention: At the Arboretum a Group Picture will be Taken.

Thursday, May12th, 2011

9:00 – 11:00 Victims of Hate Crime in South Africa. Robert Peacock

11:00 – 11:30 Health Break

11:30 – 12:30 Improving knowledge in practice of restorative justice in criminal matters by international comparative research. Otmar Hagemann

12:30 – 17:00 Siesta

17:00 – 18:00 State Crime, Victims, and the International Criminal Court. Dawn L. Rothe

18:00 – 19:00 PTSD and Suicide. Sarah Ben David

19 – 20:00 Overcoming past Victimization for Re-entry into Society. Dawn Beichner

Friday, May 13th, 2011

9:00 – 10:00 Final Report on Marital Dowry as Cultural Victimization : Dick Andzenge

10;00 – 11:00 Music therapy for PTSD Soldiers and terror victims. Moshe Bensimon

11:00 – 11:30 Health Break

11:30 – 12:30 Intervention with recovering survivors of victimization. Natti Ronel

12:30- 17:00 Siesta

17:00 – 18:00 Rights for Victims of Crime: Rebalancing Justice and reinvigorating the crime victims movement. Irvin Waller

16:00 – 17:00 Emotional Distress and ideological segregation two years after the disengagement plan among youth who were evacuated or resisted the evacuation. Mally Shechory

18:00 – 19:00 International Criminal Justice and war crimes: the perspective of the accused. Mina Rauschenbach

19:00 – 20.00 Child Friendly Justice. Ksenija Turkovic

Saturday, May 14th,2011

10:00 Excursion with Boat Gospe od Karmena to Fish Barbecue and to Two Islands of the Dalmatian Coast. Departs from the New Harbor

Sunday, May 15th 2011

Recharge your Batteries Day

Monday, May 16th, 2011

9:00 – 10:00 Parental Monitoring Effects in Victimized Youth in Bosnia and Herzegowina. Tom Winfree, Eldan Mujanovic and James Nash

10:00 – 11:00 Torture in Police Custody. Nazia Kahn

11:00 - !1:30 Health Break

11:30 – 12:30 Victims in Alaska or Victims of Alaska: Understanding the Structural Context of Social Problems and Victimization. Ronald Everett

12:30 – 17:00 Siesta

17:00 – 18:00 Reactions on juvenile delinquency in a changed political climate in the Netherlands. Albert Hauber

18:00 – 19:00 A different perspective on victimization in relation to “the Hulsman Tradition”. Jehanne Hulsman

20:00 Louk Hulsman Memorial Dinner at Restaurant Orhan (Voluntarily!!!)

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

9:00 – 10:00 00 Femicide, Janice Joseph

10:00 – 11:00 The EU Policy concerning victims of crime. New legislation and other measures, Katrien Lauwaert

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30 The FGM question: A Culutral Victimological Approach. Gianna Prosperi

12:30 – 17:00 Siesta

17:00 – 18:00 The Abuse of Power by Governments and People on our Environment. Chadley James

18:00 – 19:00 Victimological Theories Dialoguing with the Alma Mater. Armando Saponaro

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

7:00 – 19:00 Excursion to Montenegro. Bus leaves on time from Pile Gate!!! Please bring your passports!!!!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

9:00 – 11:00 Student Paper Presentations

11:00 – 11:30 Health break

11:30 – 12:30 Student Paper Presentations

12:30 – 17:00 Siesta

17:00 – 19:00 Student paper Presentations

Friday, May 20th, 2011

9;00 – 11:00 Student Paper Presentations

11:00 – 11:30 Health Break

11:30 – 12:30 Student Paper Presentations

12:30 – 17:00 Siesta

17:00 – 19:00 Student Paper Presentations

Saturday, May 22nd, 2011

9:00 – 11:00 Student Paper Presentations

11:00 – 11:30 Health Break

11:30 – 12:30 Student Paper Presentations

12:30 – 17:00 Siesta

17:00 – 19:00 Graduation Ceremony

19:30 – Open End Fare Well Party at the Sesame

Sunday, May 23rd, 2011

Departure to Home

Please note that it is a long Tradition of the Dubrovnik Victimology Course to attend a Classical Concert in the Old Town. This is mandatory and we will inform you on time about the timing. The tickets will be provided by us.!!!